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25 Sep: Meet Isobel

“Isobel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of 2. Her diagnosis was a complete shock to us all…” “Isobel was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the age of 2. Her diagnosis was a complete shock to us all, as although she was pale and a bit off her food she hadn’t been unwell. Our fabulous GP…

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24 Sep: Meet the Maker!

With all the love shown for our duck face masks, we thought it only right to introduce you to the lady behind the masks! “Hi! I’m Louise, I’m originally from Cheshire but now live just north of York In a village called Sutton on the Forest. I’m married to Roger and have 2 children – Kelly and George. I work…

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13 Aug: Wear your Ties & Tees for Give A Duck this September

Wear your Ties & Tees this September and help support Give A Duck during childhood cancer awareness month. We’re very excited to launch our new digital fundraiser Ties & Tees!  We invite you to buy a Tie or a Tee (or both!) and wear this September for CCAM (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) to help raise vital funds and raise awareness…

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29 Jun: Lockdown saving inspires new digital fundraiser!

A lockdown saving inspires new digital fundraiser! “I wanted to donate £25 from a saving I’ve made during lockdown, on the cups of coffee I’d have paid for whilst out and about!”  Glennis, supporter and friend of Give A Duck.   Our lovely friend Glennis made this donation last weekend and we’re inspired!  Introducing… ‘Show us your mug!’   Show…

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26 Jun: Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2020

Did you know? The estimated annual value of volunteers helping UK charities is £22.6bn Source: https://volunteersweek.org/about-volunteers-week/why-is-volunteering-important/ Volunteers are AMAZING. Harry’s Dad Andrew is the co-founder of Give A Duck and chair to the board of trustees.  He is also one of our mascot volunteers!  At the 2019 Leeds 10K, Andrew volunteered to wear the Chemo Duck mascot to meet the…

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28 May: Leeds Half & Leeds 10K update

IT’S THE NEWS WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR… Update 21/09/2021: Sadly, the Leeds Half Marathon & Leeds 10K have been postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19.  But all is not lost, if you’ve been training or you want to challenge yourself and feel inspired to raise funds for Give A Duck, we’ve created a virtual event in place of the Leeds…

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18 May: Introducing Blue Light Babies!

‘Blue Light Babies’ IS a wonderful group of creatives who connect online via their Facebook group! Jo Owen, founder of Blue Light Babies (pictured above) says – “there is knitting from the KnitWits, crocheting by the Hookers and sewing by the Sew and Sews too!” The members share the projects they have been working on, posting pictures of their creations…

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05 May: #TuesdayGivingNow

TUESDAY 5 MAY IS #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW It’s a global day of unity in response to Covid-19. A day where we can all come together to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the amazing acts of kindness we have witnessed during this pandemic.  Together we can help. Download, colour in and display this heart in your front window as a sign of…

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12 Mar: Charity of the Year

Berry’s announces their first Charity of the Year partnership! Give A Duck are delighted to announce that our first corporate partner of 2020 is Berry’s Jewellers .  They are a jewellers with branches in Leeds, York, Nottingham and Windsor. Brian Curran, Head of Fundraising at Give A Duck said “We provide support to children with cancer in all these areas…

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21 Aug: Team spirit at the Leeds Half Marathon

On Sunday 12 May 2019, four runners took on Yorkshire’s biggest half marathon to raise vital funds for Give A Duck! Over £800 has been raised so far which will fund 32 Chemo Duck programs for children diagnosed with cancer in the UK…and donations are still coming in! The runners, (pictured above) proudly wore the new Give A Duck running…